2015 OpenStack Foundation Events Plan and Calls for Papers Available

The 2015 events plan is now available on the Global Events Calendar wiki.  The detailed spreadsheet covers industry events, Summits (dates and locations), as well as regional OpenStack Days organized by the community.  If you’re interested in sponsoring or speaking at a planned OpenStack Day, please contact the contact listed in the spreadsheet.  If you are interested in organizing an OpenStack Day in your region, please reference http://www.openstack.org/brand/event-policy/ and contact [email protected].


We’d like your input on the industry events plan. The events calendar is fully editable, so you can update the following criteria:

  • Share if your organization is attending, sponsoring or exhibiting (COLUMN G)
  • Provide feedback or ideas on events (COLUMN H)
  • Add vendor-independent industry events to the calendar (insert in chronological order and complete ALL criteria)


The Foundation is sponsoring two industry events with Pavilions, offering the ecosystem the opportunity to exhibit and/or speak in an OpenStack context, at a much lower cost than direct sponsorship.  Pavilions with speaking opportunities are available for these international events.  Commitments must be in place by January 31, 2015.  If you’re interested in joining us, please begin your internal authorization process today.

  • Cloud Expo Europe, March 11-12, 2015, London
    • For 4500 British Pounds, participants will receive:
      • A kiosk in the OpenStack section of the Open Cloud Park in the exhibit hall, to include a plasma display, wireless Internet, backwall graphics, power and lighting.  Lead retrieval is extra.
      • A 20 minute speaking session in the in-booth theater (you can scan attendees)
      • Your logo on event website, promotional emails, and name and description in conference guide.
      • Personalized promotion provided for your marketing effort
      • VIP telemarketing to 20 of your provided prospects
  • CONNECT 2015 April 21-22, 2015, Melbourne
    • For 8,000-10,000 Australian Dollars + 10% VAT, participants will receive:
      • Silver sponsorship and branding
      • Speaking slot in full day for-fee OpenStack Conference on April 21
      • Counter in Pavilion including:
        • Graphics, wireless internet, power and lighting
        • AV, lead retrieval is extra
      • A 25 minute presentation in the CONNECT ICT theater on expo floor
      • 1 full conference pass

Check out all of the upcoming CFP deadlines – the below deadlines that are bolded are approaching soon, so act quickly!

  • Cloud Expo Europe, March 11-12, 2015
    • OpenStack has two on-expo-floor theater slots for community speakers to represent the Foundation
    • Also offering a co-sponsorship package including expo floor Open Cloud Park theater spot.
    • Contact [email protected] by January 31, 2015
  • Interop
    • April 27-May 1, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV
    • Asking for ecosystem input on sponsored (e.g. paid) sessions or vendor tech panels
    • Contact [email protected] by January 31, 2015
  • SDN & NFV Europe
    • April 29, 2015 in London, England, UK
    • OpenStack is offered a theater speaking slot
    • Contact [email protected] if interested, by January 31, 2015
    • In addition, see proposed agenda/topics then contact Ruki Rehman at [email protected]
  • Cloud Expo East, DevOps Summit, Big Data Expo, IoT Expo, SDDC Expo (all co-located, different tracks), June 9-11, 2015 in New York City, NY
    • Deadline December 31, 2014
    • http://www.cloudcomputingexpo.com/general/papers2015east.htm
  • DevNation, June 21-25, 2015 in Boston,MA
  • OSCON, July 20-24, 2015 in Portland, OR
    • Deadline February 2, 2015
    • http://www.oscon.com/open-source-2015/public/cfp/360o deadline listed
    • CloudOpents.linuxfoundation.org/events/cloudopen-north-america/program/cfp
  • Supercomputing 15, November 15-20, 2015 in Austin, TX

If you have any questions on industry events, please contact Kathy Cacciatore at [email protected].  Thank you for your continued support for OpenStack Events!

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